Chase Trekking Centre




Cannock Chase Trekking Centre is a relaxed and friendly environment, where Lisa and her team can provide a memorable trek through the spectacular countryside of Cannock Chase. No previous horse riding experience is needed. The centre has an extensive selection of horses and ponies for riders of all age ranges and abilities.

We welcome all parties of a mixture of abilities and from different age ranges to share a special occasion or just an excuse to get together with the centre.

Please ring for more information on 01785 711177 or see our website www.cannnockchasehorsetrekking.com

We have previously hosted birthday parties, hen and stag parties for people looking for a different way to celebrate.

Chasewater Railway
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Groups, Parties and Coaches are extremely welcome by prior arrangement.
We can offer facilities for Coach Parties, Educational & School visits, Community Groups or general Parties & Celebrations.
For group and party bookings information only please contact our group booking coordinator Mr John Dee by email hospitality@chasewaterrailway.co.uk or telephone 07563 754498 or 01543 452623.

We have full catering facilities which has a five 5 star Rate my Place award managed by Chef Craig Wilkinson who would be pleased to cater for your requirements. Please see our website for further details.

Chasewater Country Park
Pool Road
Nr. Brownhills
WS8 7NL

T: 01543 452 623
E: info@chasewaterrailway.co.uk
www.chasewaterrailway.org


Commonwealth War Graves & German Military Cemetery
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Cannock Chase War Cemetery

Although military cemeteries are common on the continent, Cannock Chase War Cemetery is one of the few dedicated military cemeteries in the United Kingdom.
Built and cared for by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the cemetery was established during the First World War, when a large military camp at Cannock Chase became the base for the New Zealand Rifle Brigade. There was also a prisoner-of-war hospital with 1,000 beds, and both camp and hospital used the burial ground.
The cemetery, which is open all year round, contains 97 Commonwealth burials of the First World War, most of them New Zealanders, and 286 German burials. There are also three burials of the Second World War.

German Military Cemetery

Located nearby, Cannock Chase German Military Cemetery
was opened in 1967 to accommodate those German nationals who lost their lives in the United Kingdom during the two World Wars.
The cemetery is the responsibility of the German War Graves Commission (Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgraberfursorge) but is maintained on a daily basis by staff from the CWGC based permanently at Cannock. The cemetery contains some 5,000 graves (including 42 Austrians).

Both Sites

OPENING HOURS: Summer Weekdays: 08.00 - 18.00 Summer Weekends: 10.00 - 18.00 Winter Weekdays: 08.30 - 16.00 Winter Weekends: 11.00 - 16.00 or dusk, whichever is earlier.

Local Information
From the M6, exit at Junction 11 and take the A460 towards Cannock town centre. From Cannock town centre take the A34, Cannock to Stafford road. Follow for approximately 3 miles to roundabout, following signs for Rugeley. Turn right after about 1 mile, then left at crossroads. Cannock Chase War Cemetery is signposted from the A34 when travelling from either Cannock or Stafford,
postcode: WS12 4PT.

Our cemeteries and memorials do not have toilet or refreshment facilities.

For more information about the work of the CWGC visit their website at www.cwgc.org or write to

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission
2 Marlow Road
Maidenhead
Berkshire
SL6 7DX

Go Ape



How do you elevate your company to another level? Just let them Go Ape!
Harness up, climb 40ft into the trees and feel the thrill of the UK’s award-winning high ropes phenomenon.

Take your team to the top with Go Ape!
This is proper playground stuff, with an intense edge that gets you thinking on your feet 40ft above the forest floor. Having the capacity to combine conferencing with an unforgettable adventure is why Go Ape groups always have such an empowering event.

Now with 21 courses set at forest locations across the UK, there are more high-flying execs than ever before swapping laptops for treetops and taking up the challenge of a Go Ape High Wire Forest Adventure.

Go Ape, listed in the 2008 ‘Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100’, offers a combination of team building with a deep sense of personal achievement and a big shot of adrenalin-fuelled fun. So forget stilted speeches and boardroom venues – enjoy a natural high, raise your game and inspire some original thinking – there’s so much more motivation to be discovered up there!

Rise to the challenge
The course takes around three hours to complete and is made up of five or six activity zones linked by forest footpaths. Teams are fitted with climbing harnesses and given a full safety brief before embarking on an adventure quite unlike any other. Your group is then free to follow exciting trails made up of a challenging network of ladders, rope crossings, Tarzan swings and exhilarating zip wires through the forest canopy.
After an energetic adventure together, with business strategies set and personal bests achieved, your energised team will be ready for some fine fodder. The Forest BBQ Feast always hits the spot and offers vegetarian and vegan options, together with freshly baked breads, seasonal salads and soft drinks. Go Ape has something to suit every organisation.
Catch a preview of the corporate experience at www.goape.co.uk

Create your own company challenge
Bespoke corporate packages include:
* Exclusive instruction and reserved time on the Go Ape course
* Dedicated host to welcome your group and assist in the smooth running of your day
* Refreshments prior and following your course activity
* Exclusive use of the all weather corporate base camp
* Your choice of a high quality Forest Feast picnic lunch or the Forest BBQ, or both
* Prepaid parking at the site
* Conference room facilities for company meetings and presentations
* Mountain bike trek through the forest
* Bacon butties (available in the mornings) before you Go Ape

For a free no obligation quote visit www.goape.co.uk and select corporate packages, alternatively call the corporate hotline 0845 643 9348 or email: groups@goape.co.uk
www.goape.co.uk

Heritage & Honour




A unique tour that takes in Lichfield’s stunning Medieval Cathedral, the breathtaking National Memorial Arboretum and Tamworth’s Castle steeped in history and heritage.

Download more information about 'Heritage and Honour' here:

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Visitor Centres

Please also see information about our Visitor Centres:

  • Birches Valley Forest Centre
  • Cannock Chase Visitor Centre (Marquis Drive)
  • Chasewater Country Park
  • Museum of Cannock Chase
  • Staffordshire Wildlife Trust (Wolseley Centre)
  • Shugborough

This information can be found on our What to Do page.

 
Wartime Remembered
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Wartime Remembered is a full-day package which takes you on a sincere and heart-felt journey exploring how the Great War and World War II touched the lives of ordinary people at two very extraordinary Staffordshire locations.

Gas masks, ration books.  It’s all here factually presented and realistically portrayed.

An unforgettable, nostalgic experience for groups.

Download more information about 'Wartime Remembered' here:

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Wings of a Dove

The ‘Wings of a Dove’ package aims to bring together the military and social history of conflict from 1914 to the present day and involves visits to the Staffordshire Regimental Museum including experience of life in the trenches, the National Memorial Arboretum with an opportunity to visit the Millennium Chapel and Armed Forces Memorial, followed by a journey to Cannock Chase AONB to the resting place for casualties of the World Wars at the Commonwealth War Graves and German Military Cemetery, then finally onto the Museum of Cannock Chase to experience life on the home front in the 1940’s exhibition.

Download more information about 'Wings of a Dove' here:

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Other Information on Group Travel

Blue Badge Tourist Guides

 

Blue Badge Guides offer coach, family and walking tours – and personal driver-guides.
With total flexibility to accommodate your clients' requirements we are waiting to give everyone a fantastic and memorable time.

HEART OF ENGLAND Blue Badge Tourist Guides are trained and examined in writing and practically - on foot, on site and on coaches either for the whole region.
There are also Green Badge City Guides who are registered for a specific city/locality within the region.

For more information please visit their website at www.blue-badge-guides.com

 

Coach Hire
 

Coach Companies that operate in the Cannock Chase District are available by contacting us.

Please see our Contact Us page.

 
Enjoy Staffordshire
 

For more about Group Travel in Staffordshire please visit:

www.enjoystaffordshire.com